Introduction to the Study
Students encounters many and different problems during their school years. These problems vary differently during their study years. It could be as simple as missing a homework or getting late in class. Or it could be as severe as getting dropped in a certain subject or worse failed the subject. Several of these problems occurs which results for a student to have an irregular status in school. Irregular students are those who have enrolled subjects that are different from regular students. They tend to have a different class schedule compared to regular students.
This could mean that they have to cope-up with the time and classmates they would encounter in every class which could give more peer pressure for them. It is not easy for irregular students to have a very complicated class schedule just to enroll subjects they need and to be with different type of people in every class. For some students, it would be difficult to approach new faces in every class and it would be tiring to have a busy class schedule with hardly any vacant time in between class period.
Irregular students often encounter many problems on their academic subjects. The quality of problem can be labeled as severe to a simple type of problem encountered. Failing grades or being dropped in a particular subject can be considered to be a severe problem academically by an irregular student. Having a complicated or conflict class schedule can be considered as a simple problem encountered. This study deals with the problems encountered by irregular students on their academic subjects. This study is to be conducted based on the belief that there is a need for both faculty members and irregular students to be aware of the problems and consequences encountered in their academic subjects.
Statement of the Problem
This study aimed to determine Problems Encountered by Irregular Students on their Academic Subjects. Specifically, this study aimed to answer the following questions.
1. What are the problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects? 2. What are the severe problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects? 3. What are the simple problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects? 4. Is there a significant difference in the quality of problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects?
1. There is no significant difference in the quality of problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects.
Significance of the Study
This study would be beneficial to the following:
First, the result of this study would be of great help to the JBLFMU-Molo Administration for it will provide data base in the information regarding on the problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects. Second, the result would help the irregular students of JBLFMU-Molo by being aware and avoid the problems that will be encountered in their academic subjects. Finally, the result would help the faculty members of JBLFMU-Molo in order for them to be aware and accommodate the problems encountered by the irregular students in their academic subjects.
Definition of Terms
For better understanding of the terms used in this study, the following keys were conceptually and operationally defined: Irregular Student — is one who is unable to follow the subject sequence of the subjects outlined in the program curriculum, due to reasons of failure, dropping, leave of absence, and/or shifting. The program may or may not be finished within the immediate prescribed number of semesters/years. (http://www.feu.edu.ph/manila/index.php/type-of-students/) In this study, student referred to the irregular students who enrolled in JBLFMU- Molo, Inc. Problem — something that is difficult to deal with or something that is a source of trouble, worry, etc. (merriam-webster.com) In this study, the problem referred to are the things or situations encountered by irregular students encountered regarding with their academic subjects. Academics — courses of study taken at a school or college.